Richard Morris (Retired Physics and Maths Teacher)
The dumbing down of exams has been well publicised but does it apply to all subjects and all levels? More importantly how has the quality of science or engineering graduates for science based industry been affected? I worked as a physicist in various electronic industries and then qualified as a teacher in 1983. I taught physics and maths in secondary schools and independent schools and then electronics in colleges of further education. During this time I have seen at first hand all the changes that have taken place. While there is much to be concerned about, it is not all bad news. We can take a close look at some recent GCSE and A level exams in physics and maths as well as some O level and A level papers from 20 and 50 years ago where we will have plenty of opportunity compare standards for ourselves and maybe even have a go at one or two questions.
7:30 for 8pm start.
Meetings are FREE (although a contribution to expenses is appreciated)
Official Website: http://www.cafe-scientifique-brighton.org.uk/
Added by dallaway on September 30, 2008